The woman was chopped on Monday, in the presence of her two young children, by the close male relative who has since gone into hiding.
The incident occurred around 5:30pm as Wells had been walking along the Rancho Quemado Road in Erin, close to her residence.
According to reports, the assailant emerged quite unexpectedly from some bushes along the roadside and proceeded to chop the woman. He then escaped in a waiting vehicle.
Police have assured that an arrest is imminent. The woman’s two children are assisting with investigations.